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by spectragod
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Hara Arena Tornado Damage
Replies: 7
Views: 2140

Re: Hara Arena Tornado Damage

It was due to be bulldozed later this year, there has never been a inkling that it would reopen from the new owners.
by spectragod
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 and PM1500 cables
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: XTL5000 and PM1500 cables

Yes they will..
by spectragod
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2019 Ford Edge: centre console replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: 2019 Ford Edge: centre console replacement?

You may want to look at the console that’s made for the fusion.
by spectragod
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: XTS5000 FW upgrade issue! Need old FW
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: XTS5000 FW upgrade issue! Need old FW

I have saved all the updates, on a thumb drive somewhere, I can bump and align them for you.
by spectragod
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX APC Codes Blurred
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: APX APC Codes Blurred

Even older, the Spectra series radios we had in our fleet started with 581..... the good old days I guess
by spectragod
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Clean Cab
Replies: 4
Views: 2262

Re: Spectra Clean Cab

I had a couple many years ago, the MLM is missing chips that standard spectra's have, I fiddled with it, it didn't take well to mods.
by spectragod
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 5000 High Power and ADP (G193 ADP Software Encryption)
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Re: XTL 5000 High Power and ADP (G193 ADP Software Encryption)

ADP can be added, I would recommend an alignment afterwards as well.
by spectragod
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 W-series tib question
Replies: 1
Views: 711

Re: XTL5000 W-series tib question

The w3 TIB only works with the w3, it will make smoke with other control groups.
by spectragod
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL2500 FL01-90 Error Then Maintenance Mode
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: XTL2500 FL01-90 Error Then Maintenance Mode

JeffFireRadio wrote:Problem discussed by telecon with wwhalen. I think we've got him on the right track.

- Jeff


Maybe share with the rest of us, so we can solve this if anyone here were to experience it?
by spectragod
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: O2 Head - Fail 05-94
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: O2 Head - Fail 05-94

escomm wrote:Yes, correct, the PHLN1002 CHIB is only for the O5 heads. That is the explanation


Found this out when I went to a 09 head.
by spectragod
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a TOUGH radio
Replies: 15
Views: 2238

Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

ht600, p200, mt500
by spectragod
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Saber Vocon how to add a serial number?
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: Astro Saber Vocon how to add a serial number?

If it's a CBI board, you need to program the serial # before you can do anything.
by spectragod
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL1500 FL 01-90
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Re: XTL1500 FL 01-90

I can fix that radio for you, PM me for details.
by spectragod
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Verify firmware version on bank charger?
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

Re: Verify firmware version on bank charger?

resqguy911 wrote:
TomSlick wrote:I was afraid of that. Ours are bolted down.

How does one bolt down a gang charger?


Bolts? Sorry, I couldn't resist.

I thought that too, but over the years in working in the gov't sector, I have seen some pretty inventive things.
by spectragod
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Verify firmware version on bank charger?
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

Re: Verify firmware version on bank charger?

The label on the bottom, when I bump them, I write the new fw in with a sharpie.
by spectragod
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS5000 FPP Explained?
Replies: 19
Views: 2078

Re: XTS5000 FPP Explained?

FPP is a pain in the a$$, I have a couple 5k's, I made sure I didn't have that "feature" in mine, way easier to program without it.
by spectragod
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: R20.50.09 FIRMWARE W SERIES WARNING
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Re: R20.50.09 FIRMWARE W SERIES WARNING

NSPD wrote:I just had a W4 upgraded to 20.50.09... It was working fine before I converted it to an O5.


Correct, I saw no issues on the bench.
by spectragod
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: PM1500 Dual Radio Setup
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Re: PM1500 Dual Radio Setup

They need to be xtl5000's or apx's for that to work.
by spectragod
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7000XE to APX7000 conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: APX7000XE to APX7000 conversion

Don't forget the specific tools needed for the assembly/disassembly, the chassis is the same, but you will need all the plastic parts.

I have the tools, I can do the changeover and align your radio on my 3920.
by spectragod
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Convert XTL5K Consolette to Mobile questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Convert XTL5K Consolette to Mobile questions

The head not allowing on/off at is a jumper in the head.

The other issues are brought on by the radios model #, only a couple of ways to fix it.
by spectragod
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Weird XTL2500 Flash: _APPL5_
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: Weird XTL2500 Flash: _APPL5_

Probably not designed to be run with a control head on that configuration, it's possible that it can be brought to useable status, but it would loose its cool flashcode. I'd love to look at it on the bench.
by spectragod
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Convert W5 to W3
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: Convert W5 to W3

Mraudio wrote:Soooooo with the smoke duly noted here, MOL shows H1519 kit for 03 in stock still for $400 bucks...does this come with everything needed besides possible FW lift etc?


Doubtful that is everything, I would probably go the 03 route if everything needs changed.
by spectragod
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 1500 same ribbon as 5000?
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: XTL 1500 same ribbon as 5000?

mogman wrote:Thanks, what I think I was trying to ask is if the ribbon is the same with the MX and 05 heads, so I think you did IIRC
I forgot to ask if the bridges are the same???
Thanks


The head bridge is attached the the 1500 head, you will need that part.
by spectragod
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 1500 same ribbon as 5000?
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: XTL 1500 same ribbon as 5000?

mogman wrote:Does the XTL1500 non W head dash radio use the same ribbon cable (HKN6192B) as the XTL5000 non W head?
THANKS


Iirc, it is.
by spectragod
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 with Sierra Module Firmware Update
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Re: XTS5000 with Sierra Module Firmware Update

The FW can be uplifted, I would recommend an alignment as well.

I can do both, as can many others on the board.
by spectragod
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 VHF high power W7. What programming cable
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Re: XTL5000 VHF high power W7. What programming cable

Either program through the head, or the 25 pin connector on the front of the deck.
by spectragod
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 W4 remote to dash
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: XTL5000 W4 remote to dash

Any w series flex for a xtl will work.
by spectragod
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Why are there so many surplus XTL2500/5000 800MHz radios?
Replies: 11
Views: 1849

Re: Why are there so many surplus XTL2500/5000 800MHz radios?

Because we all got free units during rebanding, then transitioned to APX's?
by spectragod
Wed May 24, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: O5/O9 Control Head Colors
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

Re: O5/O9 Control Head Colors

You can't change colors on the 09 head, it is a color display, you can dim it or invert the color, i.e. make the white black and the black white, great for night time use.
by spectragod
Sun May 21, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Cencom Sapphire error light
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Re: Cencom Sapphire error light

Did you try reprogramming the unit? I had one just last week that the gun lock timer quit working, reprogrammed and it works fine, no clue what happened, but it's fixed now.
by spectragod
Tue May 16, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: ML910 AC/12V Adapter Specs
Replies: 1
Views: 775

Re: ML910 AC/12V Adapter Specs

I have some nib ml910 power adapters , pm me if interested
by spectragod
Mon May 15, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 Dash W7 to Remote O5
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Re: XTL5000 Dash W7 to Remote O5

Pm sent,
I have all those parts.
by spectragod
Sun May 14, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 Flashcode
Replies: 10
Views: 1692

Re: MTS2000 Flashcode

What band radio? I have a box of 800mhz model III's
by spectragod
Mon May 01, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: xtl2500 Firmware update
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: xtl2500 Firmware update

OCSD117 wrote:So I was able to do the upgrade from R6 to the current no issues!


Sometimes you will get lucky and it will go, an alignment will be in order if for nothing else, the age of the radio.
by spectragod
Mon May 01, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: xtl2500 Firmware update
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: xtl2500 Firmware update

OCSD117 wrote:So I was able to do the upgrade from R6 to the current no issues!


Sometimes you will get lucky and it will go, an alignment will be in order if for nothing else, the age of the radio.
by spectragod
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: xtl2500 Firmware update
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: xtl2500 Firmware update

OCSD117 wrote:I only have access to the latest FW


I can flash and align it for you.
by spectragod
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: xtl2500 Firmware update
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: xtl2500 Firmware update

Agree with spectragod on the stepping. Btw, that was me on the PM1500. Glad it worked for your friend. I tried to step that radio numerous times in small increments, not the whole enchilada, with numerous computers, cables, etc. It came close, but couldn't seal the deal. I've been flashing copious ...
by spectragod
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: xtl2500 Firmware update
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: xtl2500 Firmware update

He most likely will have to go in steps, anything below 8.xx.xx a USB cable won't work, he will have to use a rs232 for the first fw bump. Then a USB for the rest. Side note, A buddy of mine just bought a pm1500 off this board, allegedly un-flashable according to the guy who owned it, who had flashe...
by spectragod
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Xtl5000 and battery problem
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: Xtl5000 and battery problem

If the radio is isolated the. The problem is within the vehicle. I have seen many problems in the past, it they are generally on a case by case basis. As far as the radio doing janky stuff..... Is the radio programmed for dual heads? Are the heads programmed for positions one and two? More vehicle s...
by spectragod
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Xtl5000 and battery problem
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: Xtl5000 and battery problem

The power wire from the brick will have to be switched as well too. Otherwise, the brick will draw current because it is searching for the control head.
by spectragod
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7000 loose control top
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: APX7000 loose control top

The best outcome..... just a volume control. The worst case....a control top assembly. I have had at least a dozen that were dumped on the volume control, same above 2 outcomes.
by spectragod
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Siren Speaker install for 2014 Ford F150
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Re: Siren Speaker install for 2014 Ford F150

09-14 would use the same brackets, otherwise just fab your own out of bar stock, I put 2 30" led bars in the grill of my 13' that way.
by spectragod
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: PM1500 change to XTL
Replies: 6
Views: 3561

Re: PM1500 change to XTL

KC2OBW wrote:
spectragod wrote:How would one go about doing this????


You would a certain software thats not supposed to exist outside of Motorola.


Hmmmmmm, no kidding?
by spectragod
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: NTN1606 remote mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: NTN1606 remote mounting

You are correct, unfortunately it doesn't turn the radio on/off. I am sure that something could be hex edited into the radio for operation, I also know that this was looked into several years ago and it just sort of faded away.

Good luck, let the board know if you find anything.
by spectragod
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: NTN1606 remote mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: NTN1606 remote mounting

You can remote it, but there is no provision to turn the radio off from the control head.
by spectragod
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: New APX O5 head on a XTL5000?
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: New APX O5 head on a XTL5000?

IIRC you'll need at least 8.xx in your brick
by spectragod
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL2500 09/10 Maintenance Mode Help
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: XTL2500 09/10 Maintenance Mode Help

It's possible it is saveable, sometimes they can be brought back by loading a cp back into it, or....forcing one into it if need be.
by spectragod
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Communications.Support site?
Replies: 41
Views: 7171

Re: Communications.Support site?

There was a line crossed, but it wasn't what was done as much as the end user that wound up with the final product. So I was told, your mileage may vary.

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